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Godfather’s Pizza returning to ABQ

A new franchisee is planning to open four new Godfather's Pizza locations in the Albuquerque metro area in the next two years. The first is already under construction on 98th Street NW.
A new franchisee is planning to open four new Godfather's Pizza locations in the Albuquerque metro area in the next two years. The first is already under construction on 98th Street NW.
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Godfather’s Pizza is set for an Albuquerque sequel.

The pizza chain — gone from the Duke City dining landscape for years — is coming back. A new franchisee, NGAF LLC, plans to open four metro-area locations in the next two years.

The first restaurant is already under construction on 98th Street NW, just south of Interstate 40.

It is slated to open on July 4.

The 2,627-square-foot restaurant will offer dine-in, carry-out and delivery service, said franchisee Laura Olguin.

Olguin partnered with Don Lay, Zack Snyder and Mike Vigil to bring Godfather’s back to Albuquerque.

“We just really think it’s quality pizza and overall a great product, a great company, a great franchise,” Olguin said.

She said the remaining three sites haven’t been determined yet.

Olguin has a history of restaurant revivals in Albuquerque. Back in 2009, she returned Jack in the Box to the market. She and Lay now own seven metro-area Jack in the Box restaurants.

According to the Godfather’s website, the pizza chain started in 1973 in Omaha, Neb. It now has more than 200 franchisees operating approximately 620 locations across the country.

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